Andrew Luck Scores Exclusive Memorabilia Deal With Panini

Mr. Luck has had a pretty solid rookie season thus far as the number one pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. Andrew Luck’s talent on and off the field must really resonate with Panini as he is the first NFL player to have an exclusive autograph and memorabilia deal with Panini Authentic.

With Luck’s addition, he joins Kobe Bryant, Blake Griffin, and Kevin Durant on the official roster of Panini Authentic exclusives. It is worth noting, this does not include trading cards. (The NFL does not allow exclusives on trading cards.) This exclusive agreement only includes memorabilia and autographed memorabilia which can now, only be bought on the Panini Authentic website.

When asked for clarification on this, Panini VP of Marketing Jason Howarth noted, “Andrew will continue to be a big part of our trading card biz – but he is exclusive for memorabilia via Panini Authentic.”

Read more about this agreement on Panini’s official blog.

NFL Week 3 SCB Rookie of the Week

With a wild week 3 of games, some for better reasons than others, there were a ton of standouts on both offense and defense this week. With solid play from a ton of rookies, it was a difficult pick for our NFL Rookie of the Week.

Our pick had to be T.Y. Hilton of the Indianapolis Colts. The wide receiver had a great performance in the loss to the Jaguars. He was able to haul in four passes for 113 yards and a touchdown. Despite the team not being able to pull out a victory, he stepped up with the loss of Austin Collie and should be getting more targets the rest of the season.

This is his 2012 Topps Platinum autographed rookie card. After a big game like that, his card prices have jumped a bit, and there should be a little more ceiling in his cards if he puts up another big week. The Austin Collie situation also gives this more room to move up, so grab them up now in case he has another big week.